Jokelan Kisa

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Jokelan Kisa
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Full name Jokelan Kisa
Nickname(s) JoKi
Founded 1931
Ground Jokelan kenttä,
Jokela,
Finland
Chairman Finland Eila Hafeez
Coach Finland Rauno Tervo
Finland Juha Pahnila
League Kutonen

Jokelan Kisa (abbreviated JoKi) is a sports club from Jokela, Finland. The club was formed in 1931 and in its early years specialised in athletics, gymnastics and skiing followed later by boxing, weight lifting and pesäpallo. Today the club has 4 sections covering skiing, football, volleyball and badminton.[1] Football has become a very popular sport. The men’s football team currently plays in the Nelonen (Fourth Division) and their home ground is at the Jokelan kenttä. In total JoKi has around 450 members. The Club Chairman is Eila Hafeez.

Background[edit]

JoKi’s men’s team has competed in the lower divisions of the Finnish football league. The last decade has been a very mixed bag and they did not even participate in the 2008 season. However, a year later in 2009 they just missed out on promotion to the Vitonen (Fifth Division) finishing only 1 point behind FC Loviisa and Lahen Pojat JS. On 3 June 2010 the team recorded their biggest ever win with a 30-0 away victory over Hyvinkään Urheiluseura 1.

The club currently has 12 football teams comprising 1 men’s team, 1 ladies team, 5 boys teams, 3 girls' teams and 2 mixed teams. In total there are around 250 players supported by 50 active parents. Football has become a very visible and popular hobby in Jokela. This is reflected by the increasing number of players which grew by 20% in the Spring 2009. Teams play in leagues run by the SPL Uusimaa district and in the winter months the club now run a couple of futsal teams.[2] The club uses pitches at Jokelan kenttä and Puhos Areena.

The other club in Jokela is Derius and in 2006 and 2007 the two clubs joined forces to field a joint team because of the shortage of players at that time.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
2001 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 6 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) 8th
2002 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 6 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) 5th
2003 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 7 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) 5th
2004 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 7 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) 8th JoKi Suired
2005 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 7 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) 9th JoKi Suired
2006 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 7 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) Withdrew JoKi Derius
2007 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 6 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) 9th JoKi Derius
2008 No team entered
2009 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 7 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) 3rd
2010 Tier 7 Kutonen (Sixth Division) Section 7 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2011 Tier 4 Vitonen (Fifth Division) Section 4 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2012 Tier 2 Nelonen (Fourth Division) Section 2 Uusimaa District (SPL Uusimaa) '

2012 season[edit]

JoKi are competing in Section 2 (Lohko 2) of the [[Nelonen#Section_2|]] administered by the Uusimaa SPL. This is the fifth highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2011 JoKi finished in 1st place in Section 4 of the Vitonen.

References and sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Jokelan Kisan historiaa". Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Jokelan Kisan Jalkapallo". Retrieved 2010-07-13.